I began Zen study and Zen practice over thirty years ago with a beginner’s mind. I knew nothing. I dove deeply into those waters, submerging completely and saturating myself with the teachings and practices. Over the years of diligent study and practice, I became an expert. Now, thirty years later, I am a beginner once again. I know nothing at all. Everything I see I see for the very first time. And this is the purpose of Zen.
To call Zen Zen is not true Zen. True Zen has no name. It is always fresh and new in every moment. Beginner’s mind is the true Zen.